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Rare 360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky

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vlt-mw-potw - Rare 360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky. The Milky Way arches across this rare 360-degree panorama of the night sky above the Paranal platform, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

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Most people don't know this but the southern hemisphere's sky is much more extravigant compared to ours. the reason for this is because the way our planet is facing. The northern hemisphere is pointed directly out of the galaxy while the southern hemisphere is pointed directly towards the center of our galaxy (roughly). 

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Best Telescopes for Beginners | Telescope Reviews & Buying Guide

Best Telescopes for Beginners | Telescope Reviews & Buying Guide | Telescopes | Scoop.it
Read our telescopes for beginners review to find the best telescope for you.
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Very, VERY, informative. Extremly useful for anyone in the market for a new telescope.

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Rare 360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky

Rare 360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky | Telescopes | Scoop.it
vlt-mw-potw - Rare 360-degree Panorama of the Southern Sky. The Milky Way arches across this rare 360-degree panorama of the night sky above the Paranal platform, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

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Most people don't know this but the southern hemisphere's sky is much more extravigant compared to ours. the reason for this is because the way our planet is facing. The northern hemisphere is pointed directly out of the galaxy while the southern hemisphere is pointed directly towards the center of our galaxy (roughly). 

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Kiwi's space photos stun astronomers - Stuff.co.nz

Kiwi's space photos stun astronomers - Stuff.co.nz | Telescopes | Scoop.it

"A New Zealand man has been hailed as the first amateur photographer to capture an image of another solar system.

Aucklander Rolf Olsen has captured the star Beta Pictoris, and the disk of debris and dust orbiting it, in a stunning image that has amazed astronomers worldwide.

"I realised it was a special thing but I didn't realise it would generate such a stir," Rolf said.

The photo shows the protoplanetary disk surrounding the star. The disk represents a developing solar system, and the material inside the disk could develop into planets and asteroids.

"This is a very young system thought to be only around 12 million years old and is essentially similar to how our own solar system must have formed some 4.5 billion years ago," Olsen wrote on his website.

The incredible thing is that Olsen took the photo of the star, which is 63.4 light years away, using a 25cm telescope at his Titirangi home, a feat that has been described by those in astro-circles as a "milestone".

Astronomer and astro-photographer John Field, from Wellington's Carter Observatory, said Olsen's picture was "absolutely amazing".

"It's really cool work. I've never heard of it being done anywhere else before so it seems to be a world first. He's proved it's possible to do it with amateur equipment.""

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A dream come true.

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Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Computerized Telescope - OPT Telescopes

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Celestron NexStar 127SLT Maksutov-Cassegrain Telescope on GoTo Mount Designed to be an affordable entry level to mid-level computerized GoTo telescope, the Celestron NexStar Star Locating Telescope (SLT) refractors and reflect...
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This is the telescope of my choosing, for now...

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The 23 June 2013 Supermoon | Visual.ly

The 23 June 2013 Supermoon | Visual.ly | Telescopes | Scoop.it
More information about the upcoming Supermoon, deemed the largest supermoon we will see in 2013. By OpticsCentral - Home of Telescopes, Binoculars and

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The hype was amusing. It wasn't noticable by the naked eye, despite what people thought they saw.

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MTD's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:25 PM

It's going to be a big moon, everyone. What makes this interesting? Apart from the fact that it's beautiful and unusual, it's also a testament to how vital alignment is for provoking attention and creating meaning. We attribute meaning to random events and actions, when they line up. Why marketing works. Why campaigns are successful. Why people work more effectively. Alignment is key.

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Time and Space – timelapse photography | "Global Possibilities"

Time and Space – timelapse photography | "Global Possibilities" | Telescopes | Scoop.it
//world.time.com/timelapse/. Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what's going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Telescopes point in one direction: out.

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More expensive (much more) telescopes can perform photography of space. Its an amazing thing and lots of fun.

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